Dr. Erica Caden has always been curious about how the world works. She earned her PhD in 2013 from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, working on the neutrino oscillation experiment Double Chooz. She then moved to Sudbury, Ontario to work on the SNO+ experiment, and has since made Canada her home. Dr. Caden is now a Research Scientist at SNOLAB, Canada's underground astroparticle physics laboratory and an adjunct professor at Laurentian University. She works on the SNO+, nEXO and HALO projects at SNOLAB. Dr.
SNOLAB is a world-class science facility located deep underground in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine, near Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. The combination of great depth and cleanliness that SNOLAB affords allows extremely rare interactions and weak processes to be studied. The science program at SNOLAB is currently focussed on sub-atomic physics, largely neutrino and dark matter physics. SNOLAB seeks to enable, spearhead, catalyze and promote underground science, whilst inspiring both the public and future professionals in the field. At 2km, SNOLAB is the deepest cleanroom facility in the world. It is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment. SNOLAB has 5,000 m2 of clean space underground for experiments and supporting infrastructure.